Bethpage Federal Credit Union official opens, pledging financial support to the Long Beach Community

imageBethpage was the first Long Island business committed to partner with the City of Long Beach to help bring its crucial “Open for Business” advertising campaign, featuring Billy Crystal, to fruition in time for the 2013 summer beach season.  Since that time, Bethpage has donated $120K to the City of Long Beach.

Today, as part of its commitment to Long Beach, Bethpage will open the doors to its 28th branch in Long Beach with a special ribbon cutting ceremony.  Bethpage will pledge its ongoing financial support of Long Beach community-based activities with a $60K annual grant.

Beginning today, also as part of its partnership, and exclusive to the Long Beach community, Bethpage will donate $50 to the City of Long Beach Relief Fund and $50 to the new member, for every new checking account with full Direct Deposit opened at its new Long Beach branch.  Members can show off their Long Beach pride by applying for a commemorative Long Beach Debit Card, which will also raise funds for the Long Beach Relief Fund.

Bethpage Federal Credit Union
26 W. Park Avenue
Long Beach, NY 11561

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17 thoughts on “Bethpage Federal Credit Union official opens, pledging financial support to the Long Beach Community”

  1. It’s nice to see a new business coming to Long Beach. We’d rather welcome a local businessman rather that one more corporate carpet bagger, but I suppose the local guys can’t afford the taxes.

    You should know a few things about Bethpage FCU. They are perhaps the largest financial promoter in the banking world of the homosexual and sexual deviant lobby. They fund the “gay pride” parade in Huntington, as well as many other anti-family activities and groups on Long Island.

    If you like that, give them your business. If you don’t like being discriminated against as a hetrosexual, don’t want to lobby for special privileges and rights for homosexuals and “gender choice” in the schools, stay clear of them. Before you flame me, use Google and search for more information if you are concerned. I’m just the messenger here.

    It’s also uncanny to note that Bethpage FCU is using Long Beach as a test market for a “community themed” credit card. You can get a nice Visa Card credit line with a photo of Long Beach on it.

    Then you can spend, spend, spend and amass debt just as the Democrats running our City by the Sea have been doing.

    Quite appropriate.

  2. Stay out of people’s bedrooms – there is nothing deviant about homosexuality, just those who condemn it. They will be happy to take your $$.
    Bethpage – I wish you all the best in the backward thinking moronic town.

  3. I really wish everyone commented here with the full name.

    If Bethpage Credit Union thinks that everyone should have the same right to marry, gay or straight, then I’d be glad to give them my business.

  4. Eddie, it is that simple.

    You think that people who aren’t like you shouldn’t have the same right as you. It is that simple.

    You’re too cowardly to attribute your full name to your bigotry. It is that simple.

    You can’t even bother to post the truth. You said “They are perhaps the largest financial promoter in the banking world of the homosexual and sexual deviant lobby.” Did you notice that TD Bank (much larger than Bethpage CU) also sponsored the Huntington Gay Pride Parade?

    http://huntington.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/gay-pride-on-parade-in-huntington

    Clearly, Bethpage CU isn’t the biggest financial promoter.

    You know who else supported that parade? Microsoft. Northsore-LIJ.

    You know what other companies/brands support gay rights? Facebook. Apple. Starbucks. Google. eBay. Gap. HBO. Expedia. Absolut. Oreo. Target.

    If you want to live in a world where you have nothing to do with any person or organization that supports equal rights regardless of gender or orientation, you will be living in a very lonely world. It is that simple.

    And then you throw in partisan snark. I’m sorry, which republic hid millions of dollars of debt? Theofan? I’m sorry, which admin just lowered taxes? Democrats? I’m sorry, which admin just slashed headcounts and budgets to save money? Democrats? It is that simple.

    If you want to live somewhere run by theocrats where being gay is a crime, I hear the middle east is perfect this time of year.

  5. Good Post Brian…. Hey Eddie – maybe you touched the same $$ as a gay guy. Perhaps you should burn the skin off your hands, you idiot.

  6. I though liberals couldn’t be guilty of hate? Why are you calling me names just for posting some facts? Sounds like it’s your way or no way. Why wouldn’t you want anyone to know?

  7. Easy there, Brian! Nobody’s coming between you and your man. Part of being socially responsible is knowing where your money is going and supporting the business who support your beliefs. While you want a business to do all it can to push the gay agenda, many people view that as an abomination and feel it violates their religious beliefs. Eddie was providing that information regarding Bethpage Credit Union. I, like most Long Beach residents don’t support the radical gay agenda and find it repulsive. I don’t choose to do business with anyone who campaigns for something that’s going to force this on me or my family. That’s my right. I also like that someone is informing me of BCU’s lobbying. Open your eyes, Dude. There are other viewpoints besides yours and they are entitled to a voice too. You are sounding like a mean old queen.

  8. “Nobody’s coming between you and your man.”

    I don’t have a man. If you were familiar with my post history here, you’d know I’m straight and live with my girlfriend.

    But that’s exactly what you’re advocating. You think that gay people shouldn’t have the same legal rights or place in society as straight people. You think they shouldn’t be able to get married and get all of those legal protections straight people currently enjoy, whether it be health insurance, being a health care proxy, easily adopting, the same rights to inheritances and survivor’s benefits. You think, because it makes you uneasy, that you can dictate how other people live and are treated by both the law and society. That is coming between people.

    “While you want a business to do all it can to push the gay agenda, many people view that as an abomination and feel it violates their religious beliefs.”

    Funny that you mention religion. I was just reading the first few chapters of Zinn’s ‘A People’s History of the United States’ at lunch today. Religion had no problem with slavery. Religion had no problem with racism after slavery was over. Religion has been used to justify discrimination for hundreds of years and will continue to do so.

    Can I ask what religion says that gay people cannot get married?

    Should we all live by every rule in the history of that religion?

    What about other religions?

    Do you really want to live in a theocracy?

    “… most Long Beach residents don’t support the radical gay agenda and find it repulsive”

    I’m sorry, but 59% of Americans support same-sex marriage and 34% are opposed. Maybe Long Beach is the exception to the rule, but as far as Americans go, you’re in a (literally and figuratively) dying minority:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/support-for-same-sex-marriage-hits-new-high-half-say-constitution-guarantees-right/2014/03/04/f737e87e-a3e5-11e3-a5fa-55f0c77bf39c_story.html?hpid=z4

    “I don’t choose to do business with anyone who campaigns for … ”

    I totally agree. You should most certainly vote with your wallet. My point was that you should stop using Facebook, don’t shop at the the Gap, don’t use Android (Google!) or Apple phones, etc. Completely cut out all companies and organizations that support marriage equality.

    “… something that’s going to force this on me or my family”

    Nothing is being forced on you. No one is making you go get gay married.

    “You are sounding like a mean old queen.”

    I’m mean? You’re the one who wants to systemically prevent certain people from exercising the same rights that you enjoy because you’re uncomfortable. That’s mean.

    (I honestly don’t get the “mean old queen” line. Is that an insult from the 60’s or something?)

  9. Please describe what the radical gay agenda is.

    Further, it’s pretty telling that you can’t respond without resulting to name-calling. This isn’t a school playground, time to grow up.

  10. You don’t have to push atheism and gay privilege on me. It won’t work. I do vote with my wallet, and I don’t support those businesses that lobby against what I believe. And I’m not going to debate the virtue of your gay sex with you. And no, I don’t believe that the nation is better off now that it has been enlightened by atheists like you. I’m just happy that someone informed me of Bethpage’s CU’s policies. I’ll add them to my list. That’s what the Internet is all about — passing on information that some may want to hide.

    And inferring that someone with a differing viewpoint from yours is a clansman isn’t going to win much support for your gay agenda either.

  11. I am reading this all for the first time since I posted the article some of these comments are not what I expected to see.

    Please note: This is a personal blog with no local advertisements. It’s not owned by AOL (like the patch once was) or owned by Cablevision (Like Newsday). I control what comments I want to delete. But I know some will cry ‘free speech.” So rather than deleting comments, I’m just going to close the comments on this thread and try to do a better job moderating future bigotry.

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